May 31, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, May 31, 2018



    The University of Louisville was selected during World War II as one of 131 colleges and universities to serve as a Navy V-12 Officer Training Program site. Between the years of 1943 and 1946, there were approximately 900 men enrolled in that program.




    Dr. Jason Abbott, endowed chair in Asian Democracy and director of the Center for Asian Democracy, was interviewed by the BBC World Service earlier this month regarding the historic election in Malaysia. Read more online




    Six UofL researchers received grants last week totaling more than $222,500. See the recipients and their awards here



    Cards Under the Stars ‘Black Panther’ is Friday

    June 1; Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dark, Natural Sciences Lawn; Free
    UofL’s free summer movie series kicks off with “Black Panther.” Concessions will be available for purchase from SnoWhat Snoballs and Pollo. Families should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union. “Coco” will be the June 29 film, followed by a viewer’s choice film on July 27. Vote for the final film here. *A weather-related decision will be made by noon on Friday and will be shared on UofL’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as the UofL calendar
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, calendar listing

    Open Walls artwork submission deadline is Friday; artists reception June 19

    June 11-28; artists’ reception, June 19, noon to 2 p.m.* (*this is a date change)
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 11 through June 28 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 1, 2018. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls. The form is available here.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670


    New UofL Faculty & Staff Football season ticket offer

    $364 per seat
    Want to be part of Louisville football’s historic 100th season? Secure your seat at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the 2018 season, with an exclusive season ticket option for faculty and staff. New this year, faculty and staff will have access to our family plan pricing, which includes north (sections 438-446) and south (sections 213-223) endzone seating at $364 per seat – a savings of $49 per seat. To take advantage of this special season ticket offer, please contact the UofL Ticket Office, 852-5151, or the online request form.
    Additional Information: Email


    Spaces still available for next week’s spring meet-and-greets with the UofL Women’s Network – RSVP by June 1

    June 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room W210, Belknap Campus; June 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research building, room 123

    If you’re interested in meeting new people, networking and learning more about personal and professional development opportunities for women, please join the University of Louisville Women’s Network (ULWN) and Women’s Center at one of next week’s meet-and-greet sessions. Space is limited so RSVP by June 1 to enjoy a free boxed lunch, refreshments, door prizes and great conversations with your UofL colleagues. People of all gender identities are welcome.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976, website


    2018 Internal Medicine Residency Program Awards Day

    May 31, 8 a.m., Clinical & Translational Research Building Rooms, 101-102
    Join us as we recognize the residents, fellows and faculty who have maintained a strong commitment to education. We will also thank our trainees and wish them well as they pursue the next phase of
    their careers.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    5K to Cure Paralysis benefits UofL pediatric spinal cord injury program

    June 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Louisville Waterfront Park; Adults $25; children under 12 free
    The Todd Crawford Foundation will host its 11th annual 5K to Cure Paralysis. Race-day registration begins at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. Runners, walkers, wheelchair participants, families and pets are invited to participate. A portion of proceeds will benefit spinal cord injury research at the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery.
    Additional Information: Website


    This Week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    May 31, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 25, rain or shine. Our vendors offer some of the finest in local farm products. Items available today include: lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, onion, eggplant, asparagus, strawberries, granola, eggs, breads, honey, canned goods, sweet potato products, stuffed pancakes, soaps & lotions, and kettle corn. Lunch vendors: Boss Hogs BBQ, Common Table, Naked Hummus & SweetNSavory. Special guests: KNEP Recipe Sampling
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook


    UofL Serviceberry Harvest Party

    June 1, 1 p.m., Leaves from Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
    Louisville’s abundant, serviceberries (aka Juneberries) are ready to be harvested and enjoyed. Join for a mini-adventure to the University’s prolific serviceberry spots and score some superfood fruit. Serviceberries are small, purple, blueberry-like fruits that are in the almond family and thus have a slightly nutty taste. They are native to Kentucky, commonly planted as street or landscaping trees. The fruits are delicious fresh, can be frozen or dried and make for an excellent pie.
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook, Avalon Gupta-Verwiebe, 502-377-2712


    Instructors: Spring 2016 Course Purge on June 15

    All Spring 2016 Blackboard course shells on the active Blackboard server will be deleted on Friday, June 15 as part of our course archive and purge cycle. If there is a need to retain any content from these course shells, users should export the contents to a local drive for later access. These courses have been archived and can be restored within the next two years, per the university retention policy. Read the course retention policy, learn how to archive your course, request to restore a course (requires login).
    Additional Information: 852-8833, email


    Uprooting Violence: Stepping Up for Our Community

    June 9, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Louisville Central Community Center, 1300 Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, 40203
    A community event to reduce youth violence in Louisville co-sponsored by the UofL HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Monica Wendell, PhD, MA, director of the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky, associate dean of UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences, will give keynote. The event includes large group presentations on PTSD, violence in Louisville, creating resilient children and family effects, and small group breakouts, community resources and door prizes. Lunch included with registration. To register contact Jon-Aaron, 852-7159, via email or online.



    Josiah: The Story that Sparked the Civil War

    June 1, 6-8:30 p.m., Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd.
    Josiah Henson is believed to have inspired the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” “Josiah: The story that sparked the Civil War” traces Henson’s life from slavery in Maryland and Kentucky to freedom in Canada, where he founded a community of escaped slaves. A free screening of the film will be followed by discussion with author and the film’s director, Jared Brock. Co-sponsored by the UofL HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
    Additional Information: Facebook

    Health and Wellness

    Additional Boot Camp class on Saturdays

    Saturdays 11:15 a.m. to noon, Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in: $5
    Can’t get enough of your weeknight Boot Camp workout? Now every Saturday enjoy high intensity interval training that incorporates strength, cardio, sport movements, CrossFit, and running
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    New at Get Healthy Now: Sunrise Yoga Express

    Fridays 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now, Free with membership, drop in $5
    Start your day with energy and focus in this short and sweet yoga flow. Wake up your body with sun salutations, dynamic stretching, and breathing techniques to shake off stiffness and increase flexibility. Open to all levels, this practice will make you feel radiant all day long.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Dance into June with First Friday Salsa at GHN

    June 1, 5-6 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now; Free: Employees, spouses, QAs & GHN members
    Laugh and have fun with your peers while getting the heart- health benefits of aerobic exercise. Enjoy free dance lessons with Cherie Lanier. No partner needed; all levels welcome.
    Additional Information: Email


    Enhance your memory with Latin Dancing

    June 1, 12-1 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, Health Science Center; Free for employees, spouses, and QAs
    All levels are welcome and no partner is required. Join us and enjoy learning the basic moves and core concepts of Latin Dancing with Cherie Lanier of Bourbon Tango. Join the School of Medicine, Get Healthy Now and Intramural Sports for this fun dance. Feel free to walk-in on Fridays or send an email for calendar appointment reminders.
    Additional Information: Email


    Have a LaBlast this Saturday

    June 2, 9-10 a.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Louisville, 4021; Free: employees, students, QAs and GHN members
    Experience a free LaBlast class taught by Master Trainer, Chris Mesker. LaBlast is a dance fitness program that inspires the mind and transforms the body while teaching the true skill of dance.
    Additional Information: Email



    Research study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in the last three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
    Involves: one or two visits to the lab (2 hours total) and 30 minutes of home procedures. Eligibility: women with a regular menstrual cycle. Ineligibility: diagnosed with a psychological disorder, history of psychological or psychiatric treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding in the last three months, had a serious car accident, had a loved one in a serious car accident (potential serious injury or death). PI: Dr. Tamara Newton. Compensation: $25 gift card. IRB:17.1108
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds: 15th Annual Doctor Diller B. Groff Lectureship

    June 1, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital 2nd Floor Auditorium
    15th Annual Doctor Diller B. Groff Lectureship on “Pediatric Liver Tumors” by Rebecka L. Meyers, MD.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    June 1, 6:40-10 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome our PGY3 and PGY4 residents for the annual Fischer Owen Resident Research Day. We will be joined by our guest judge, Andrew R. Burgess, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Burgess will lecture on “Management of High Energy Pelvic Fractures and the Influence of Institutional Dynamics” after the residents research presentations.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.